YATE Town are having a positive pre-season campaign having recorded four wins and one draw in their five games to date.

After drawing with a youthful Bristol Rovers side and claiming victory over local rivals Thornbury Town, Yate continued their preparation with a hard-fought victory away at Longwell Green.

The Bluebells took the lead early on when Jack Camm whipped a free-kick into the near post, and between Ben Brooks’ faintest of touches and a defensive deflection, the ball nestled in for 0-1.

Deep crosses and Brooks’ movement and slick passing moves were causing problems for the home team’s defence.

Camm and Eugene Keary were making regular runs into the Longwell Green half, creating a number of chances for Yate.

Both sides played some good passing football in what was a challenging contest for the Bluebells.

A home move found an attacker in a useful position on the left but the cross from the bye-line was over hit.

However, Harvey Rivers was forced to stretch and gather low to his left as the Green pounced on a loose ball outside of the box.

The hosts started the second period the stronger and were soon on level terms when Sam Boulton was adjudged to have pulled back a striker and, although Rivers saved the spot-kick brilliantly, the ball came off the bar for the taker to bury the rebound.

Lifted by their equaliser, Longwell Green played with greater composure for a period and Rivers had to stand up well to deny them after a swift move down the left.

Yate needed to raise their game whilst maintaining their patience, and they did so stringing together a series of dangerous deliveries into the box without yielding any success.

Jake Ball was denied the winner when he connected sweetly with a cross from George Box to arrow his volley towards the top corner.

However, the home keeper pulled of a sensational save, pushing the ball onto the bar. He followed this up with a stop from a fierce shot by Box.

The bizarre winner for the visitors finally came as a Green defender, trying to block out Ball getting to a cross, inadvertently headed past his own keeper.

l The Bluebells continued their good form by defeating Stonehouse away from home by a goal to nil on Saturday.

They then showed no mercy by thumping Lydney Town 5-0 also away from home on, Tuesday night.

Yate have now been victorious in four successive friendly matches and will look to continue their good form in the build up to the new season.

The Bluebells will play Bath City at home on Saturday with kickoff at 3pm.

They will then welcome Chipping Sodbury on Tuesday, August 1, before playing a training match with The British Army Physical Training Corp on Saturday August 5.